SAP is a software designed not only for HR but also for all departments.
SAP is an ERP based software.
Here is a brief summary of all SAP courses with Frequently Asked Questions which I downloaded from Siemens official training website.
Further you may also see the attached file.
ABOUT SIEMENS INFORMATION SYSTEM LIMITED
Siemens Information System Limited (SISL), the IT arm of Siemens India, is one of the foremost names in Information and communication technology in India today. The Vision of the company is to be a leading IT company offering superior Quality and value added solution and services in strategic Business areas to clients worldwide.
Since its inception in 1992,SISL has grown to be one of the leading system integrators and total solution providers. SISL has positioned itself in areas of IT Services, Business consulting with focus in verticals like Healthcare, Finance, Medical, Transportation, Automotive, Utilities and Media. An SEI-CMM Level 5, PMM Level 3 and ISO 9001 company, its quality solutions have nurtured long standing relationships across four continents. SISL has 6 overseas offices and six development centers in India
SISL’s relationship with SAP has been a long and successful one. One of the oldest associations of this kind, the two companies are partners in Product Marketing, Implementation and Consultancy; in addition to a number of other related spheres. In fact SISL is one of the largest implementers of SAP R/3 in the country with over 140 implementations in diverse industries. The Company undertakes complete mySAP Business Suite consulting and has a large panel of trained SAP consultants with comprehensive domain expertise in several industries like pharmaceuticals, Media, automotive Electrical engineering finance and banking, among others.
Founded in 1972, SAP is the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market With 12 million users, 79,800 installations and1, 500 partners, SAP is the world’s largest Enterprise Software Company and the world’s 3rd largest independent software supplier.
SAP employs over 30,000 professionals in more than 50 countries dedicated to providing high-level customer support and services. Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, SAP is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol "SAP."
SAP has leveraged its extensive experience to deliver mySAP Business mySAP Business Suite allows employees, customers, and business partners to work together successfully - anywhere, anytime. mySAP Business Suite is open and flexible, supporting databases, applications, operating systems, and hardware from almost every major vendor.
By deploying the best technology, services, and development resources, SAP has delivered a business platform that unlocks valuable information resources, improves supply chain efficiencies, and builds strong customer relationships.
SISL-SAP PARTNERSHIP IN EDUCATION
SISL is the first and leading Authorized partner of SAP in India. The relationship extends to over five years now. SISL has trained over 5000 aspiring SAP consultants. It has the twin advantage of geographical proximity to customers with authorized centers at Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and New Delhi and access to SAP Waldrof servers via broadband connectivity.
AUTHORIZED SAP EDUCATION
Getting the Right Knowledge to the Right People at the Right time anywhere
SAP solutions have a clearly defined life cycle composed of three phases: discovery and evaluation, implementation and continuous business improvement. SAP Education mirrors these three phases, providing services that accompany you every step of the way choosing and implementing the right solutions, keeping up to date with the latest technologies, and ensuring your company derives maximum benefit from SAP software, today and tomorrow.
SAP Education’s end-to-end approach involves every level of your organization from senior executives and IT professionals to end-users. SAP Education provides training tailored to your individual requirements, including classroom and consultant training, on-site training, or fully customized programs
SAP EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
SAP Education can help you/your organization reap significant benefits, including:
Faster, more cost-effective initial implementations
Better acceptance among end users, with decreased support costs
Ongoing, optimal return on your software investment
Faster adaptation to new releases and changes in business practices
The curriculum combines business, academic and technical skills to broaden students' understanding in the theory and application of information technology in business.
WHAT IS SAP CONSULTANT EDUCATION?
services of SAP-certified consultants. That's because these companies understand and trust the value of this certification. And they know that certified consultants come equipped with the latest solution information and training.
Our training is open to many kinds of consultants, from those employed by customers (usually in Customer Competence Centers) to self-employed individuals who offer their services on the open market as qualified, certified SAP consultants.
SAP consultant education includes:
Early product training -- These workshops and online knowledge products are made available before new solutions or releases are introduced to the general market.
SAP academies --These centers specialize in intensive knowledge transfer that builds skills and qualifications for a wide variety of consultants.
Consultant certification -- Certification helps SAP customers identify and select qualified consultants. Certification is often the end result of participating in an SAP academy, but can also be achieved through alternative learning paths.
WHAT IS SAP TRAINING? HOW DIFFERENT IS IT? WHAT RELEVANT COURSE SHOULD I TAKE?
The SAP Solutions Academy is the most comprehensive and cost effective training offered for all SAP R/3 and mySAP.com products. Regardless of whether you have an exposure in SAP or not, the Academy offers courses that help to develop and enhance your skills. The Academy delivers a hands-on classroom environment followed by an intensive case study to discuss implementation requirements of R/3 Systems. The Academy ends with a certification where your acquired skills of SAP are tested and evaluated by SAP, which is a benchmark to enter the SAP industry.
WHAT ARE THE PREREQUISITES TO DO A SAP MODULE?
To take any Functional module, you need to have a minimum of 2-3 years of industrial experience in the relevant business function. You need to be strong in programming concepts to take the technical module of SAP. Generally recommended to people with minimum 1-2 years of technical experience.
A candidate should also possess a professional qualification like BE/ MBA/CA etc…
HOW DOES SAP TRAINING HELP ONE? CAN ANYONE DO IT?
SAP Training develops skills and experience in the practical management and application of technology. It is for everyone - from everyday users to senior management.
HOW GOOD IS THE INFRASTRUCTURE, WHEN COMPARED WITH OTHER TRAINING CENTERS?
SAP Education provides a comfortable and professional learning environment. Each campus has dedicated training rooms fully equipped with the latest computer hardware and software and high- quality audiovisual equipment. Controlled class sizes ensure each student has ample access to training facilities as well as individual attention.
WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS SAP R/3 MODULES/ACADEMIES AVAILABLE? Top
The details for the academy courses, which is most suited for an individual to accomplish his desire to become a SAP consultant are:
Managerial Accounting (CO) & Financial Accounting (FI),
SCM – Order Fulfillment (SD),
SCM – Procurement (MM),
SCM – Manufacturing/Planning (PP),
Human Resources – Mgmt/Admin,
PLM- Plant Maintenance,
PLM – Project Management,
ABAP Workbench (Fundamentals & Concepts),
BASIS (SAP Netweaver Administration)
New Dimension Product Training:
SEM (Strategic Enterprise Management Strategic Enterprise Management),
SRM( Supply Relationship Management),
CRM (Customer Relationship Management),
APO (Advance Planning Optimiser)
WHAT IS SAP R/3 STANDARD TRAINING? WHAT ARE THE OFFERINGS?
The underlying structure of our training program can be divided into three levels:
Level 1 courses provide an overview of the SAP environment. These courses are intentionally compact, and provide an initial understanding of SAP products, R/3 applications, R/3 Basis technology.
Level 2 courses introduce you to fundamental business processes that can be modeled using the SAP System. The courses serve as an introduction to a particular specialist area, for example, procurement, production planning, and so on. Level 2 courses do not explore the complete range of functions in a given application, but concentrate on key business processes, and on the interaction with other modules.
Level 3 courses focus on providing detailed information about individual application areas, and concentrate on SAP Customizing and function description. They usually build on information covered in the corresponding level 2 courses, and are tailored to meet the requirements of project teams.
WHAT IS mySAP SOLUTION?
mySAP.com delivers a comprehensive e-business platform designed to help companies collaborate and succeed regardless of their industry or network environment. mySAP.com solutions include:
· Industry Solutions
· Solutions for Small and Midsize
· mySAP Enterprise Portal
· mySAP Supply Chain Mgmt.
· mySAP Customer Relationship
· mySAP Supplier Relationship
· mySAP Product Lifecycle Mgmt.
· mySAP Marketplace
· mySAP Business Intelligence
· mySAP Financials
· mySAP Human Resources
· mySAP Mobile Business
· mySAP Technology
mySAP.com solutions are open and flexible, supporting databases, applications, operating systems, and hardware platforms from most major vendors. They also uphold the highest quality standards and deliver unparalleled levels of performance. And they're appropriate for virtually any organization, from global enterprise to small and midsize business.
DO YOU OFFER CUSTOMER-SPECIFIC TRAINING?
Implementing a project on schedule and within budget requires a capable, well-trained team -- consisting of people who will help drive and realize the business benefit of your investment in SAP solutions.
SAP offers more than 250 training courses that can get your project team up and running quickly and cost effectively. They provide a comprehensive standard curriculum, and their education experts can even work with you to build training plans and courses - custom-made to fit your specific education requirements.
SAP designs training programs that cover all application, functional, and technical areas related to SAP solutions. We can also modify existing courses to suit your specific project. Plus, we can host the training at any one of our training facilities, or, if you have the required infrastructure, we can deliver the training at your site.
I AM INTERESTED TO BE AN SAP CONSULTANT. WHAT RELEVANT COURSE SHOULD
The Application Academy/Technical Academy is the best route for those who wish to gain knowledge and become a Certified Consultant in SAP.
We recommend you: - Application Academy 2003 OR Technical Academy.
TFIN50/52/54- Managerial & Financial Accounting (FI)
TFIN20/22/24- Managerial & Financial Accounting (CO)
TSCM60/62/64 – SCM – Order Fulfillment (SD)
TSCM50/52/54 – SCM – Procurement (MM)
TSCM20/32/34 – SCM – Manufacturing
TSCM20/22/24 – SCM – Planning
THR10/12/14 – Human Resources – Management/Administration
PLM – Project Management
PLM – Plant Maintenance
PLM – Quality Management
TAW10/12 - ABAP Workbench (Fundamentals & Concepts)
TADM 10/12/51- BASIS (Technology Administration and Technology DBA)
You may choose to do one of the tracks under Application Academy or Technical Academy
SEVERAL COMPANIES/TRAINING INSTITUTIONS OFFER SAP TRAINING WITH GUARANTEED PLACEMENTS, ARE THESE TRAININGS GENUINE AND ARE THE CERTIFICATES VALID?
Apart from the above mentioned education partners in the cities mentioned ; no other institutions are authorized to conduct SAP Training. We would strongly advise people not to go to such institutes. Training provided by them is not recognized by SAP and its partners/customers.
DOES SAP PROVIDE PLACEMENTS AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TRAINING?
SAP does not guarantee placements but SAP and its education partners inform candidates about the opportunity available in companies who have a requirement for SAP consultants certified consultants.
WHO ARE FACULTY MEMBERS?
The courses are handled by SAP Consultants who have a rich Functional experience and are highly skilled in SAP Implementations. They are from SAP or from its Partner Companies like Siemens, Satyam, HCL, IBM, Mahindra Consulting, Deloitte etc..
WHAT IS THE MODE OF PAYMENT?
The payment can be made by Demand draft / Local Cheques/Wire Transfer.
WHAT IS THE CERTIFICATION CHARGE?
The fee for a single certification examination is 000/- plus Service Tax as applicable.
CAN I TAKE UP ONLY THE CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION?
There are two ways by which a person can get certified.
1. By undergoing the full 5 weeks of training at any of the Authorized Education Partners of SAP.
2. Should have at least 2 Implementation, were the Company authenticates and sponsor for the candidate. The Company, which is sponsoring the candidate, needs to be a SAP Partner.
CAN I TAKE UP THE CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION ALONE, IF I HAVE UNDERTAKEN SAP TRAINING IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS (OTHER THAN THE SAP PARTNERS)
SAP does not recognize trainings undertaken at any institute other than the ones mentioned above. Certification is not available to such candidates.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE SCHEDULES? (please see my earlier post - Umesh)
Please visit the web site
HOW DO I ENROLL?
A copy of the SAP enrollment form can be collected at the center of your choice. The same needs to be submitted along with relevant certificates of educational qualifications, experience and resume.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE TIMINGS?
Mon-Fri 9:00-18:30 hrs
Last/Test day 9:00-12:00/14:00-17:00 day
For On-line Training Timings, please contact the centre.
ARE THERE ANY PRACTICE CLASSES HELD AFTER CLASSES?
To facilitate students to practice the system, the center will remain open on the Weekdays from: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM & 6:30PM - 9 PM.
The facility shall remain closed to students on Saturdays and Sundays.
WHAT IS THE COURSE FEE (please see my earlier post - Umesh)
Please refer the training Calendar on SAP web site or check with counselor at SAP Authorized centre .
Service Tax is applicable as additional.
WILL ACCOMMODATION BE TAKEN CARE OF?
Course participants must make their own accommodation arrangements.
WHAT ABOUT FOOD?
Lunch, Tea/Coffee is made available in the training center for facilitation.
WILL TRANSPORT BE TAKEN CARE OF?
Participants need to arrange their own means of transport.
HOW DO I PURCHASE SAP SOLUTION?
SAP software in India is sold by SAP India through value added resellers like Siemens, Wipro and HCL of which Siemens is the largest.
DOES SAP OFFER PART-TIME COURSES?
Courses offered by us are on fulltime basis. We do not offer any part-time or weekend academies. However On-Line Trainings are available for candidates with rich experience which can be taken upon flexible hours.
IS THE COURSE THEORETICAL OR HANDS ON?
SAP Training is a combination of theory and practice on the systems. Candidates are connected to SAP servers for completing their exercises.
WHY DO I NEED THE SAP R/3 APPLICATION CONSULTANT CERTIFICATION?
SAP offers consultants the opportunity to obtain recognition of their SAP System knowledge by taking a Certification Test. The certificate provides customers with assurance that the consultant has passed the SAP Project know-how, which is required to successfully implement SAP for customers.
Certified SAP consultants are integrated in a tightly knit information network with SAP, yielding greater quality and more up-to-date knowledge to benefit customers
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE EXAMINATION?
The certification exam for core modules consists of 80 questions, which lasts for 3 hours. The no. of questions/duration may vary for advanced area. The questions are objective in nature. These examinations are release specific and reflect the actual tasks of an SAP consultant. The exams are standardized worldwide and carried out under the supervision of SAP.
WHAT LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE IS TESTED?
The exam tests the knowledge required by a junior consultant to work as a productive member of project team under the supervision of an experienced SAP consultant. The certificate shows that the consultant has sound knowledge of the SAP system in the area in which he/she has been tested.
WHAT DOES THE EXAMINATION TEST?
The examination tests the candidate’s ability to:
Explain and implement various core business processes and functions in R/3 in one of the following application areas: Accounting, Controlling, Materials Management, Production & Production Scheduling, Sales Order
Processing, and Human Resources.
Describe organizational units in the mySAP system, their characteristics and their relationships
Define master data and make appropriate global settings (customizing)
Tailor SAP to customer’s needs
Work with the SAP navigator, online documentation, process and data models and implementation methodologies
Acquire knowledge through available documentation
Describe the SAP service support structure
Describe the technological requirements of the R/3 system. The certificate is release based and can be updated with further training and delta tests when new releases become available
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE PASSED?
The result will be displayed in your screen after completion of the test. The candidates need to score 70% to clear the certification
You will be able to register and re-sit the exam one month after your first attempt
CAN I RETAKE THE EXAM?
A maximum of three exam attempts is permitted. If a student has failed all three examination attempts then the only means available to gain certification will be to completely retake a full academy.
I have given details about SAP above, but Siemens is the channel partner for introducing SAP training in India at various places (addresses given below).
Siemens Information Systems Limited is SAP India’s education partner in India with its training locations in, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata. SAP India has another education partner in India taking care of the west region with its center in Mumbai- Genovate. Details of the training centers India as below.
Siemens Information Systems Limited
E.M. Bypass. Rash Behari Connector,
Kolkata - 700 042
Tel: 91-33- 24428628/24421136
Fax : 91-33- 24429930
Contact Person : Ms. Anindita Ghatak
Siemens Information Systems Ltd
'VIPPS Centre' , 2, Local Shopping Centre
Block EFGH, Masjid Moth
Greater Kailash Part II,
New Delhi- 110048
Tel: 011- 29220697/29221247/1248
Contact Person : Bhatia
Siemens Information Systems Ltd
Lakshmi Narsinh Estate
5-9-19, 5 Floor
Opposite AP Secretariat
Tel :91- 40-23482800/01/02
Fax :91- 40-23482534
Contact Person: Mr. Asheeth Saxena
Siemens Information Systems Ltd
4, Mahatma Gandhi Road,
5th Floor, Nungambakkam
Tel: 91-044-2833 4360/4361/4362
Contact Person: Mr. K.P. Vinod
Siemens Information Systems Ltd
206, LOGOS , Ground Floor
The Bible Society Building
Bangalore - 560 001
Tel: 080- 57700001 / 2
Contact Person: Ms. Prachi Garg
1. Visit this informative link on SAP website
15th July 2007 From India, Delhi